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792 Holland America Senior Cruise Reviews
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sandij
Member Since 2001
2 reviews
1,885 forum post
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We just returned from a wonderful 11 days in the Southern Caribbean, had beautiful warm weather although we returned to cold rain in Fort Lauderdale. The ship was well maintained and easy to travel in. We had a aft balcony room that ... Read more
CessnaGuy182
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
4 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We are a 3 star Mariner with Holland America working towards our 4 star. We go away every winter and liked the itinerary of this cruise. We were on for a total of 42 days. We like to listen to the piano and violin entertainment with a ... Read more
worldvisitors
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We chose the cruise for 2 reasons. To experience the Brand with a view to using them again and to see the destinations on this trip. That was - Hong Kong down to Indonesia. The ship is dated and the air con is ferocious everywhere. People ... Read more
Estomvhe
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
We choose the 10 Day Cruise instead of the 11 Day because we liked the only being at sea 1 day between ports. We drove from Iowa to Ft Lauderdale and arrived in time to embark without a long waits or lines. Parking was very close to the ... Read more
Cruise planning
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
10 helpful votes
We choose this ship because of the Inspirational Group Mercy Me, wanted to try this new ship, and had never visited Key West. My husband read some reviews the day before we left and he wondered why we were on that ship after reading so ... Read more
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Ladyrdhd
Member Since 2017
1 review
13 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
My boyfriend and I both wanted to experience Central America and go through the Panama Canal. For Christmas he surprised me with a cruise. He had experienced Holland America cruising before, and raved about it. This was my first time on ... Read more
bbeachgal
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
101 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We have taken this cruise twice already. We like the ports, and it is a 14 day which we enjoy just the right amount of time to get away. We are retired and just go on the cruise to enjoy the pampering we get. The staff on the Oosterdam ... Read more
rfurth
Member Since 2008
1 review
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Wanted to see South America and enjoy life aboard the Zaandam. Trouble first started at the Casino where I was supposed to get $75 of free play. It took 3 days and a lot of fighting with the casino manager to get the money. Next was the ... Read more
TexasDavid7
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
136 forum posts
8 helpful votes
This was a "Bucket List" cruise for me and an "I'm along for the ride" cruise for my DW. We are 3 Star Cruisers with HAL. We had spectacular views and also appalling views of poverty. Embarkation: The ship is a good ... Read more
SoBe2010
Member Since 2010
1 review
623 forum posts
33 helpful votes
We chose this cruise on a short notice three weeks before sailaway. Having had a focus on Celebrity Cruises before, we were in the mood to try something new, since Celebrity turned towards a path in the past, which was more and more not ... Read more
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Up4Travel69
Member Since 2003
2 reviews
9 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
I chose this cruise as I was interested in a January cruise and this was the newest ship for the mature traveler. The ship is very fresh and clean and quite easy to maneuver if you've ever been on a cruise before. This was close to my ... Read more
bari1022
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
21 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
I took 38 people on the Jan. 8, 2017 sailing of the Konigsdam and we were all expecting a great cruise. Boy.....we're we wrong !!! The weather started off poorly with mean seas , high winds and tremendous waves and the ship was rocking ... Read more
GaryatMSU
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Recently returned from January 8 to 15 cruise to Eastern Caribbean, making stops in San Juan, St. Thomas, and Half Moon Cay. Passengers were mainly over 60, with a few families and younger children. Ate several times in main dining ... Read more
loutag
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
16 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Overview The Holland America Koningsdam is a sleek new ship. It has an appealing interior design enhanced by attractive flower arrangements and both contemporary and traditional works of art. The ship handled reasonably well in the 20 ... Read more
rmacleod141
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
My wife and I (a senior couple) chose a back-to-back on the Westerdam in January to Mexico and Hawaii to try to get away from the cold, wind, and rain of a Victoria January. We had sailed once before with the line, on the old ... Read more
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DISGRUNTLED AUSSIES
Member Since 2011
5 reviews
4 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We like NZ and have been there on land, but wished to see the Sounds and ports offered. In the past HAL gave reasonable value for $ and "tried" to sort our differences. We are two 70yr olds and travel on ships geared for minimal ... Read more
FORSTERGADABOUT
Member Since 2015
1 review
11 helpful votes
We chose this cruise as it fitted in with our annual company closedown in January each year, when we must take most of our annual holiday leave. The price was great for this peak holiday time in Australia. Both the embarkation and ... Read more
sandanmann
Member Since 2014
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Service was excellent, crew was very friendly, food was great! Not crowded and never waited in a line for anything, getting on/off (usually a zoo) was smoothest ever. Our first suite experience out of 12 cruises on many different lines ... Read more
agouram5
Member Since 2015
1 review
9 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Late decision to celebrate New Year's Eve on a cruise and Eurodam was the best deal we could find. Enjoyed the Zuiderdam in the Med and this ship is a sister with only a few different bars, rooms. Thought the food was terrific, fresh, ... Read more
edmondryan
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Myself and My Husband checked with a travel agent before doing this cruise. We had done 5 cruises before but never a Holland American. Heard the Koningsdam was a new ship and the price was reasonable. We had a inside cabin which was a ... Read more
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Critic lady
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
11 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We have sailed before on different lines and knew what we were searching for -- quiet, mature relaxation. We found it on Holland America. We made a point to search for ships that had no waterslides or theme parks on top. We wanted no ... Read more
bobabcd
Member Since 2013
1 review
34 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise because we were on the same ship in July in Norway and wanted to see what differences there would be operating in the Caribbean. The entertainment venues and the entertainers on this ship are top rate. The troop ... Read more
usik
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
The New Year celebration was very poor, no sail away band either, no zumba fun classes. The food on Lido market was monotonous and without seeing ingredients it is had to say what created some allergic reactions. Comedy shows very very ... Read more
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STXSHEILA
Member Since 2004
1 review
1 forum post
10 helpful votes
We have been on many, many Holland cruise and I've never had a bad thing to say about them but, this cruise was far from Holland's standards. First, our shower door didn't close. We called for service, By the the next day, nobody had shown ... Read more
mrscopper
Member Since 2004
1 review
264 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Cabin SS6106. Redo is very nice. Ship was clean in good condition. Staff, as always, is the very best, although very overworked, which leads to less personal attention. MDR food was for the most part good. Some nights, not up to par. ... Read more
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